IGTOA National Irish Golf Industry Honours Jay Connolly at The 2013 “Gala Irish Golf Awards”

Published on : Tuesday, November 12, 2013

GOLF AWARDSJay Connolly, Director Waterville Golf Links was recognised for the pivotal role he has played in Irish Golf at the 2013 “Gala Irish Golf Awards” by the national Irish golf tourism industry recently at The Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney, and Co. Kerry. Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring T.D wished to congratulate Mr. Jay Connolly and all the award winners who have received national accolades on the night:



“I am very pleased to be here in the Killarney this evening for the 2013 Gala Irish Golf Awards. I am particularly pleased to be presenting the 2013 Jerry Donworth Outstanding Contribution to Golf award to Jay Connolly of Waterville Golf Links. The continuing excellence of Ireland’s golfing sector is reflected in the quality of all the winners and I commend all of them for the continuing dedication to excellence, which makes Ireland a strong competitor in the world golf market.”



The 2013 “Gala Irish Golf Awards” was hosted by CNN Presenter Shane O’Donoghue and was attended by representatives from our National Tourism Development Agencies the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland. This event was also supported by the European Tour, Aer Lingus, Waterford Crystal, Golf Digest Ireland and various companies in the golf industry. A selection of leading Irish companies in the golf tourism industry received accolades on the night with winners in the hotel, golf course and golf resort categories.



The companies accepting awards on the night were as follows:

The Ross, Killarney                                       2013 IGTOA Boutique Golf Hotel of the Year Award

The Conrad, Dublin                                      2013 IGTOA Large Golf Hotel of the Year Award

Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort                  2013 IGTOA Golf Resort of the Year Award

Royal Belfast Golf Club                                 2013 IGTOA Parkland Golf Course of the Year Award

Lahinch Golf Club                                         2013 IGTOA Links Golf Course of the Year Award

Eoin O’Sullivan                                              2013 IGTOA Golf Manager of the Year Award

The Royal Dublin Golf Club


Jay Connolly, Waterville Golf Links         2013 Jerry Donworth Outstanding Contribution to Golf Award



The event is run each year by the Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association (IGTOA) which is an organisation represents the National Irish Golf Tourism Industry



and is pro-active in the promotion, growth and development of Irish Golf Tourism overseas.


Source:- Tourism Ireland

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